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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Responsible Business

People are central to everything we do. We realise our potential by creating a safe, healthy and inclusive workplace and by broadening our skills and experience.

We run numerous programmes and initiatives aimed at promoting inclusion and diversity and wellbeing at the firm, and have several growing diversity networks. 

To ensure that all of our people have opportunities for development, we established the Clifford Chance Academy. The Academy provides around 1500 business skills and legal training courses to our lawyers and business services professionals.

We have set an amibition for gender balance in our partnership, and made commitments around improving our ethnic diversity, and supporting our people to be resilient. We are committed to championing Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) people in the workplace, and in 2018, added our signature to the UN's new Standards of Conduct for Business for Tackling Discrimination against LGBTI people.

Our global diversity policy sets out our firm-wide approach to inclusion and diversity. To read the policy, please visit our policies page.

At Clifford Chance we understand that diversity and inclusion are good for our staff and their families, our firm and our clients, and society. Learn more about inclusion and diversity at Clifford Chance.


“What’s key to me, from a campaign perspective, is that we have a clear goal, but no finish line.”

Tiernan Brady, Global Head of Inclusion

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Mansfield rule certified

as of 2018, a year after agreeing to be a pioneering US firm for the Mansfield Rule.

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Developed inclusive leadership training for partners

to improve alignment our learning and development programmes with our vision and strategy.

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of newly promoted partners were women

as part of our advance towards the 30% gender balance target.

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What PRIDE means to us...

Our Arcus members and allies reflect on what PRIDE means to them.

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